LWL #29 Blockchain and its application to collective challenges

Ivette Yáñez Soria, Mariana Rozo, Mariem Omrani, Sara Ortiz Jul 08 2021 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #29 Blockchain and its application to collective challenges Although it has most commonly been associated with cryptocurrency, since its release in 2008 with the white paper “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”, the blockchain system has been always praised for its potential to transform various sectors. Namely, blockchain can be used to address environmental challenges, enable e-voting, … Read More

LWL #28 Can data and AI be used as a weapon to fight corruption?

Ariana Carballido, Farah Mtimet, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Mariana Rozo, Marie Helena Abou Jaoude, Mariem Omrani, Sara Ortiz Jun 09 2021 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #28 Can data and AI be used as a weapon to fight corruption? Corruption is a major challenge for governments, companies, and societies all around the world. It is an expensive criminal and cultural practice. According to the UN, an estimated one trillion dollars are paid in bribes annually, while another 2.6 trillion are lost in corrupt activities … Read More

LWL #26: Open source licenses and accessibility for AI models

Farah Mtimet, Mariana Rozo, Marie Helena Abou Jaoude, Mariem Omrani, Sara Ortiz Apr 06 2021 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #26 Open source licenses and accessibility for AI models The rapid expansion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) models has been accompanied by growing efforts to make these technologies accessible and available to non-experts through what is referred to as open-source licenses. As a result of this “democratization of AI” more models and training data are becoming public, a process … Read More

LWL #25 Discrimination in Data and Artificial Intelligence

Farah Mtimet, Mariana Rozo, Marie Helena Abou Jaoude, Mariem Omrani, Sara Ortiz Mar 05 2021 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #25 Discrimination in Data and Artificial Intelligence In commemoration of the international Zero Discrimination Day, and following the call to action from the president of the United Nations General Assembly Volkan Bozkir to “call out discrimination when we see it and advocate for a more just world”, this edition of LWL looks at issues of discrimination in … Read More